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Thread: What is Sweeping Membranes??

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    dawnatello12 Guest

    Default What is Sweeping Membranes??

    Someone I know mentioned that they had a Sweep at 38 weeks and I didn't know what that was and was embarassed to ask.



    Could someone enlighten me and explain what it is?
    Thanks

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    Hi Dawnatello12

    The Midwife OB puts a finger inside your cervix and sweeps it back and forth between your cervix and membraines. It can often bring on labour.
    Also there is no need to be embarassed there was probably a few other people thinking the same thing. If you have a question just ask. You will not be judged for not knowing something

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    Is it painful?

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    It can be very uncomfortable. Especially if your cervix is high

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    Thanks Alan. I would have asked if it was someone I knew better but it was someone was can be a know it all etc.

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    I had this done at 41 weeks. It was uncomfortable but didn't hurt.

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    I had it done at 8 days overdue and then I was already 3cm. It didn't really hurt just felt a little uncomfortable and I think that was mostly from the pressure.

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